Parallel Bible results for 1 Peter 2:9-25

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1 Peter 2:9-25

NLT 9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God's holy nation, his very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. NIV 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. NLT 10 "Once you were not a people; now you are the people of God. Once you received none of God's mercy; now you have received his mercy." NIV 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. NLT 11 Dear brothers and sisters, you are foreigners and aliens here. So I warn you to keep away from evil desires because they fight against your very souls. NIV 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. NLT 12 Be careful how you live among your unbelieving neighbors. Even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will believe and give honor to God when he comes to judge the world. NIV 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. NLT 13 For the Lord's sake, accept all authority -- the king as head of state, NIV 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, NLT 14 and the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish all who do wrong and to honor those who do right. NIV 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. NLT 15 It is God's will that your good lives should silence those who make foolish accusations against you. NIV 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. NLT 16 You are not slaves; you are free. But your freedom is not an excuse to do evil. You are free to live as God's slaves. NIV 16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. NLT 17 Show respect for everyone. Love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God. Show respect for the king. NIV 17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. NLT 18 You who are slaves must accept the authority of your masters. Do whatever they tell you -- not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are harsh. NIV 18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. NLT 19 For God is pleased with you when, for the sake of your conscience, you patiently endure unfair treatment. NIV 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. NLT 20 Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing right and are patient beneath the blows, God is pleased with you. NIV 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. NLT 21 This suffering is all part of what God has called you to. Christ, who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in his steps. NIV 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. NLT 22 He never sinned, and he never deceived anyone. NIV 22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." NLT 23 He did not retaliate when he was insulted. When he suffered, he did not threaten to get even. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. NIV 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. NLT 24 He personally carried away our sins in his own body on the cross so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by his wounds! NIV 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. NLT 25 Once you were wandering like lost sheep. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls. NIV 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.